The Very Best of NYC Music

Sexy Badass Girl Rock Fest, Ladies That Rock, Melissa Morgan and Indigo Girls

Head down to the Knitting Factory in Brooklyn for Sexy Badass Girl Rock Fest Sep 27 to see women who rock! Co-sponsored by GO Magazine and Babeland, the evening offers an amazing line up of female fronted bands including MANCIE, Hypodive, Plastiq Passion, The Hotcakes and Shoot the Freak. DJ Lez Van Halen will be spinning hits from the 80’s and 90’s with special guest MC’s throughout the night. Be sure to buy your raffle tickets early for a chance to win one of the Babeland secret surprise gift bags.

The Aster Pheonyx Project will headline Ladies That Rock at Art House Productions Sep 18. Part of the monthly Ladies On The Mic series, the show will feature vocalists as well as spoken word artists, seasoned performers as well as women who have only performed a few times. DJ Megan will set the tone for the afternoon with additional performances by Art House Executive Director Christine Goodman, 9 year old vocalist Katja Larssen, vocalist/guitarist Karen Davis, closing with a very special performance by local singer Virginia Kamenitzer.

A former semi-finalist in the prestigious Thelonious Monk International Jazz Competition, singer Melissa Morgan is a newcomer with an old-school pedigree. Through her grandmother’s LP collection, she absorbed the artistry of Dinah Washington, Sarah Vaughan, and Nancy Wilson—and ultimately incorporated their influences into her own distinctive sound. Her debut recording, Until I Met You, captures that organic, old-school sensibility and reintroduces it to an entirely new generation of listeners. Check her out at the Jazz Standard on Oct 12.

Grammy-winning folk-rock duo Indigo Girls bring their tour to the legendary Beacon Theatre Oct 13 fresh off the release of their fourteenth studio album Beauty Queen Sister. Alternating richly textured storytelling with moody ruminations on modern-world worries, Beauty Queen Sister reveals a fierce longing for a more idyllic existence while still celebrating the extraordinary in everyday living.

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